|Fellini the illustrator|
Fellini on the heroes of Marvel Comics:
"Without ceasing to be heroes, indeed becoming progressively more heroic, the characters in the Marvel group of comics learnt to laugh at themselves. Their adventures were advertised with a sort of schoolboy megalomania and carried out in the strips themselves with a kind of mature masochism; and yet there was nothing devious about the result, which was a lively, aggressive, naughty, never-ending story that kept starting over and over again, not giving a damn if things happened to be puzzling or paradoxical. Puzzles and paradoxes, if cheerfully stood up to, never killed anyone. The only thing that kills is boredom. And boredom, luckily, is something that steers clear of these comics."
|Joss Whedon's The Avengers (2012)|